We had one day free on Saturday, as this was the day the bride’s family was hosting the reception on their own, however we were hired to take care of a few events for the groom and his family before they left the hotel to go to the wedding venue. Madiha got to Beverly Wilshire to take care of logistics such as having the groom’s car decorated with fresh flowers, groom’s family’s traditions such as sera bandi (groom’s face is covered with flowers) at the Beverly Wilshire while other members of our team were waiting at Taglyan ensuring that the horse, mobile DJ, drummers and dancers were ready for the groom’s arrival for Baraat. Everything worked like clock work and the Baraat procession went off with all the pomp and circumstance.
Sunday, December 20th was the grand finale of all events. At the initial design walkthrough, we were inspired by the color robin egg blue looking at the ballroom carpet. The color palette of robin egg blue and white was decided upon with hints of silver. The entire ballroom was draped in the light blue color with straight white valance. Even though client was referring to the theme as “old Hollywood,” our inspiration was from the Russian empire.
As guests arrived, their first visual was the escort card table that was dressed in custom linen of fitted royal blue linen and white faux fur fitted cap. The couple’s monogram in laser cut was visible at the bottom center and a light was placed under the table to high light the monogram. Inside the ballroom beautiful panels in blue and silver were placed against the stage, sweet heart table was luxurious and decadent with three layers of custom linens. The couple’s chairs were dressed in white faux fur that went all the way down to the floor. This special table was flanked by pedestals atop which sat romantic lamps.
The stage for the band was embellished with large mirrors and our show stopper the was sixteen chandeliers in various shapes and sizes above the dance floor. The dance floor itself was stunning in light blue and a large silver camellia flower in the center of the dance floor was elegant and beautiful.
Long tables were mixed with rounds and created quite a drama. Three different floral scrapes sat atop guest tables that were over the top and were embellished with white feathers and jewels. Hundreds of flickering candles heightened the drama. Two long family tables had chandeliers hanging above and beautiful chargers sat atop the tables with napkin treatment of fur and pearl. When the curtains to the ballroom opened, guests were in for an unforgettable experience. Lovely girls dressed in white stood atop pedestals playing electric violins with a full twelve-piece band.
The couple made their grand entrance and went straight to the dance floor for their first dance. Guests were entertained to beautiful music while noshing on delicious seated meal.
They say all good things must come to an end and hence this memorable night came to an end as well but not without memories of our couple, their families and guests minds etched forever.
A special thank you to all of our Exquisite vendors:
Flowers/Tables/Chandeliers/Panels: Square Root Designs
Venue: Beverly Wilshire
Rentals: Luna Party Rentals
Entertainment: DJ iTesh Singh
Band: Rick Rossi
Planner/ Designer: Exquisite Events Nikki & Madiha Khan
Photo: John Solano
Video: Vidicam Productions
Thanks so much for reading. Have an Exquisite weekend.